Major Clinical Facilities

BMC

BMC offers full-service inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services. BMC has 547 beds (506 adult + 41 pediatric) and had 124,928 emergency visits, 28,173 inpatient discharges, and 877,700 outpatient visits this year.

We have state-of-the-art imaging technology, including state of the art 3 Tesla Philips and 9.4 Tesla Bruker research MRI scanners in our centers for bioimaging facility. Clinically, we have a 3 Tesla GE MRI scanner, a 3 Tesla Philips MRI scanner, and one 1.5 Tesla Philips MRI scanner. We also have two dual energy CT scanners (256 and 128 detectors), a 64 and 16-slice CT scanners, Philips angiography suites, Philips IU-22 ultrasound scanners and nuclear radiology facilities, including an integrated PET-CT scanner.

Construction of the Shapiro Building, a nine-story ambulatory building connected to the Menino Pavilion, is now complete. We offer a dedicated musculoskeletal imaging service at the Shapiro Building, with a complete range of modalities including conventional radiography, musculoskeletal ultrasound, joint arthrography, bone biopsies and MRI.

VABHS

The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) provides complementary clinical experiences at its two campuses in Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury on the outskirts of the city of Boston.

VABHS became an integrated component of the Boston University Residency Program in July 1998. VABHS has 2 sites: the outpatient facility at Jamaica Plain and the inpatient facility at West Roxbury. There are 350 beds with more than 6,400 inpatient discharges and more than 386,000 outpatient visits last year. VABHS has a full-service Department of Radiology with more than 76,000 examinations performed last year.

The distribution is 60% outpatient and 40% inpatient. There is an extensive PACS infrastructure for digital image acquisition and interpretation in a “filmless” environment. The VABHS complements resident training, particularly in cardiovascular, neoplastic, and musculoskeletal diseases.